BBC Documentary Row: Kannur University did not block screening, says VC

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 25, 2023 13:23 IST

Students Federation of India (SFI), the student organisation of the CPM, screened the documentary at the old admin block 'Portico' on the Mangattuparamba campus.

BBC Documentary Row: Kannur University did not block screening, says VC

BBC Documentary Row: Kannur University did not block screening, says VC

Kannur University Vice-Chancellor Gopinath Ravindran has said that the university did not stop student organisations from screening the BBC documentary 'India: The Modi Question' on its campus. He further stated that the University cancelling permission to screen the documentary are baseless. 

Students Federation of India (SFI), the student organisation of the CPM, screened the documentary at the old admin block 'Portico' on the Mangattuparamba campus.

SFI campus secretary Adarsh P M said the organisation sought permission to screen the documentary at the university's seminar hall. "But the campus director Prof Sebastian George denied permission saying it was not an official function," he said.

The director said "if the screening was organised by the Students' Union, he would have given access to the seminar hall. But it was SFI's event. The seminar hall has 300 seats."

The SFI screened the documentary at the 'Portico'. Around 100 students watched 'India: The Modi Question', said Adarsh. The government of India has allegedly censored the social media promotions of the documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and taken down links providing access to the film.

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